Latest False Fact-checks in State Budget Caleb Rowden stated on September 22, 2020 in an online campaign ad: Says he “fully funded Missouri K-12 education for the first time in state history.” Illinois Rising Action stated on June 23, 2020 in a TV ad: “While voters were distracted, (Gov. J.B.) Pritzker gave huge pay raises to his politician buddies.” Andy Biggs stated on May 7, 2020 in a letter: "States like New York, Illinois and California have been vocal in their demands for funding to bail out their pension systems, which were failing long before the COVID-19 outbreak, and other programs that aren’t related to this crisis." Facebook posts stated on December 31, 2019 in social media posts: "California's Attorney General, Xavier Becerra is putting together plans to raise property tax revenue by eliminating the only thing keeping some people's property tax from sky rocketing, Prop 13." Deb Butler stated on January 5, 2020 in a tweet: Says NC Senate leader "expressed disdain" for the NC House budget vote on Sept. 11. Terry McAuliffe stated on June 18, 2019 in a speech.: "Five years ago, when I took office, our state was mired in debt - a $2.4 billion debt left over by Republicans." West Virginia Republican Party stated on April 5, 2019 in a tweet: "West Virginia spends more tax dollars on public education than all but 13 other states and the District of Columbia." Susana Mendoza stated on February 13, 2019 in a campaign ad: Says Bill Daley, as part of former Gov. Bruce Rauner’s transition team, wrote "the blueprint" for record Springfield gridlock. Tony Evers stated on July 22, 2018 in a candidates forum: "Since Scott Walker has been our governor, we’ve gone from 50 percent state funding for the" University of Wisconsin System "to 15 percent." Sydney Batch stated on May 23, 2018 in a newsletter: "Yesterday afternoon the Republicans in the General Assembly used the nuclear option to pass North Carolina's over $20 billion budget." Stokes County school teacher stated on May 10, 2018 in a Facebook post: "I am roughly being paid $53 a day to educate your child." Brian Kolb stated on March 31, 2018 in a statement on the state budget: This year’s state budget "continues to direct millions in taxpayer dollars in advertising to the failing Start-Up NY program" Andrew Cuomo stated on March 12, 2018 in a press conference: "The only housing authority in the state that we have actually given money to is NYCHA." Mike Collier stated on March 18, 2018 in a tweet: "The state is set to recapture an additional $500 million in Robin Hood payments from taxpayers and not one penny of it will go to public education in Texas." John Cox stated on October 21, 2017 in a Capital Public Radio interview: Californians pay "the highest electricity bills" in the nation. Delaine Eastin stated on October 16, 2017 in an interview on Capital Public Radio: Since 1965, California has built "six (college) campuses but 23 prisons." John Cox stated on October 19, 2017 in a San Francisco Chronicle op-ed.: "It costs nearly five times as much in California to build and maintain a mile of road as it does in the rest of the nation." Luther Strange stated on August 29, 2017 in a campaign website: "Roy Moore fought for pay increases for politicians while courts had to shut down because of lack of funding." Mark Pocan stated on May 24, 2017 in a hearing: In Wisconsin’s school voucher program, "two-thirds of the money" in the "tax vouchers" went to people "making more than $100,000." Richard Corcoran stated on May 12, 2017 in a tweet: It is a myth that Florida's education legislation was "negotiated in secret." Mike Gallagher stated on September 12, 2016 in a TV ad: Says Tom Nelson "backed higher taxes on Social Security, costing Wisconsin seniors $95 million." SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana stated on August 25, 2016 in a YouTube video : "In an interview with the Chicago Tribune's Editorial Board, Comptroller Leslie Munger says that in order to balance a budget, the state would have to 'cut social services completely.'" Hillary Clinton stated on July 23, 2016 in a campaign rally in Miami, Fla.: Says unlike Tim Kaine, who "invested" in education, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence "slashed education funding." Michael Roberson stated on March 3, 2016 in in a candidate forum on March 3, 2016: Nevada lawmakers "permanently cut taxes for over 95 percent of Nevada’s businesses." American Future Fund stated on January 28, 2016 in a campaign ad: "Kasich’s budget raised taxes by billions, hitting businesses hard and the middle class even harder." John Kasich stated on January 29, 2016 in comments on Fox News: Ohio’s credit rating is "as high as you can get, AA+." Steven Landes stated on December 24, 2015 in a constituent survey.: Medicaid expansion "could cost the Commonwealth of Virginia over $1 billion a year..." Terry McAuliffe stated on December 10, 2015 in a radio interview.: Says he faced "a record budget deficit" in Virginia in 2014. Scott Walker stated on July 27, 2015 in an interview: Says his political opponents "brought 100,000 protesters into our state." Jim Steineke stated on June 18, 2015 in a tweet: Wisconsin "was literally broke" when Republicans took office in January 2011.